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The National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky

Technology Assistance Division

Welcome to NFB of Kentucky TAD and thanks for dropping by.

We appreciate you devoting a few minutes of your valuable time to see what we have to offer. Let us assist you in finding your way to a productive path of independence!!

Introducing Our 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Platinum Sponsor

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Thank you, Retina Associates of Kentucky for sponsoring the 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Symposium. Your generous contribution is making it possible for us to perform the fundamental outreach within the Kentucky Commonwealth. It is through generous contributions like these that enable the NFB Kentucky Technology Assistance Division to meet our critical objectives regarding blindness education and training.

All About the 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Symposium

The NFB of Kentucky Technology Division and our community partner, American Printing House (APH) for the Blind are tag-teaming to bring the 2019 NFB Kentucky Technology Symposium to you!

When: September 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (registration starting promptly at 7:30 AM, for those who have not preregistered). The cost for you to register on the day of the symposium, September 20, 2019, will be $5.00. Where: The Hilton Garden Northeast Inn, 9850 Park Plaza Ave., Louisville, KY 40241. Cost: FREE for those who have preregistered

To read more about the Seventh Annual Technology Assistance Division Symposium and to preregister (registration on or before September 19th) for this event, go to 2019TAD Symposium

2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Raffle
Triple Play Tech Bundle
$5 or 3 for $10

  1. Echo Dot Third Generation Smart Speaker with Alexa
  2. Honeywell Home Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat (RTH6580WF), Requires C Wire, Works with Alexa
  3. Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation - Venetian Bronze

Thermostat features:

Door bell features:

Be sure to purchase your winning ticket at the NFB Kentucky State Convention. Hellena is in charge of the TAD raffle, so please stop by the TAD booth on Friday to make your purchase. Tickets will be sold all day on Friday and all day on Saturday and will be available until the winning ticket is drawn at the conclusion of the banquet dinner. Winner need not be present.

2018 NFB of Kentucky TAD Convention Raffle Winner

Lora Felty Stephens wins the 2018 TAD triple play! What is our 2018 TAD Triple Play? Why it's the Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Amazon Echo DOT, and Smart light Bulb.

What are the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo DOT? They are both described as a brand of smart speaker developed by Amazon. The device's connect to the voice-controlled intelligent assistant service, Alexa, which responds to the name, "Alexa". This "wake" word can be changed by the user to"Amazon", "Echo",or "Computer". What is the difference between the Echo and the Echo DOT? The Echo DOT is described as having all the smarts of Alexa in a smaller package, namely the speaker.

What is a smart light bulb? It is a WIFI LED light bulb that interfaces with your Amazon smart speaker. The smart bulb is voice activated and just waiting for your command.

TAD News and Notes


There are certainly different strokes for different folks. What might be ideal for one may not be ideal for another. Therefore, it is crucial that we share what we know through qualified resource referrals and educated discussion.

This is really only a piece of the puzzle. Kentuckians are able to take a "test drive of many assistive technology hardware devices before making a final purchase. The Kentucky Assistive Technology Service Network KATS Network can lend many that opportunity.

Want to subscribe to the NFB Kentucky TAD list serv? It's as easy as clicking on the following link to the TAD info page and completing the brief form. Click here to Get Plugged In


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Supporting NFB Kentucky TAD

Your donations are readily welcomed. Please consider donating to NFB Kentucky TAD through Pay Pal.

So that we give you the proper credit, please confirm your PayPal transaction by emailing your confirmation email along with your full name and phone number to Support Desk

TAD Membership Dues

Please note, if you choose to pay your TAD dues online, you must first, enter in a dollar amount under "Item Price". TAD dues is $5.45 per person per year.

Please note that currently, a convenience charge of2.9% on the transaction plus a flat rate of thirty cents per transaction is charged by Paypal as a processing charge. TAD cannot afford to incur this forty-five cent expense and must pass this charge forward so that we are able to collect the $5 membership charge in full, this is a step that we must exercise for online dues registration. You also have the option of mailing in your $5 dues or delivering it to TAD Treasurer, Hellena Emery.

After you enter in your desired dollar amount i.e. 5.45, 10.90, then press the "Update" button. Under "Item Total", you should see that field updated to your specified amount. Then, you can proceed to the payment section by either logging into your Pay Pal account or registering as a guest to make your payment.


Don't miss out on a great opportunity to join NFB Kentucky TAD this year. Don't have the $5 cash? No problem! You can pay your annual TAD membership dues for 2019-2020 right here and right now.

Access the link to TAD membership dues directly below:


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